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Author Visit Book Giveaway: Dear Martin (for ages 14+)

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Renowned Young Adult author Nic Stone will be joining the Kenosha Public Library on Zoom at 6:30 PM on Monday, May 3! The author will present Get LIT: What is “literacy,” why do we need it, and how do we truly obtain it? Exploring the history of English literacy, and expanding on the simplified definition (“The ability to read and write.”) Nic explains how true literacy is about effective communication, and has the power to change an individual's life, while also creating a more equitable society.

In preparation for this exciting evening, KPL is giving away 100 copies of her highly regarded book Dear MartinFree copies of this novel will be available at each Kenosha Public Library branch and the Bookmobile in limited quantities starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 3. The novels will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to one per household. Each book will include a flyer with information on how to join the author visit on Zoom at 6:30 PM on Monday, May 3

This novel is recommended for ages 14+.

Please note: Those who receive a giveaway copy of this novel do not also need to register to receive a Zoom link for the live event; a Zoom link will be included on the flyer inside of each book. Conversely, registering for the Zoom event on 5/3/21 does not mean you will get a giveaway copy of the book; registering only means you will attend the Zoom event. 

About Dear Martin:
"Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack." Young Adult. Source: Penguin Random House

This program is made possible by an LSTA Public and School Library Collaborative Grant, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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